Paralegals and Legal Assistant Salary Information in New Jersey

The average annual and hourly salaries for paralegals and legal assistants in the state of New Jersey are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of paralegals and legal assistants among New Jersey metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants in New Jersey

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,640
25th Percentile Wage
$47,080
50th Percentile Wage
$59,080
75th Percentile Wage
$72,720
90th Percentile Wage
$86,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for paralegals and legal assistants in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $86,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,640.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of paralegals and legal assistants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,080
6.47% 7.45%
2016
$55,260
-0.07% -
2015
$55,300
-0.99% -
2014
$55,850
-0.73% -
2013
$56,260
2.81% -
2012
$54,680
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Paralegals and Legal Assistants in New Jersey Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in some New Jersey cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of paralegals and legal assistants in state of New Jersey ranges from $47,680 to $64,550. The highest paying area for paralegals and legal assistants in New Jersey is Trenton-Ewing with a median annual salary of $64,550. The second highest paying city/area in New Jersey State is Atlantic City-Hammonton (mean annual salary $53,770). The lowest paying area is Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton with a median annual salary of $47,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Trenton-Ewing
$64,550
Atlantic City-Hammonton
$53,770
Edison-New Brunswick
$52,580
Ocean City
$52,180
Wilmington
$51,740
Camden
$51,550
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton
$47,680




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